Former International Space Station commander Chris Hadfield has been awarded a gold medal of honorary patronage by the University Philosophical Society in Trinity College Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson /The Irish Times

Former International Space Station commander Chris Hadfield has received an honorary patronage from Trinity College Dublin. He was awarded a gold meda(...)

Philadelphia Maria Walsh: the winning Rose at the 2014 Rose of Tralee International Festival. Photograph:Domnick Walsh 1:36

There have always been places of worship to which maidens are sent as tribute. The Rose of Tralee’s Wicker Man is out of shot, but trust me, it’s t(...)

Northern Ireland’s Paddy Barnes celebrates winning gold in the light flyweight category at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. Photograph: Ian McNicol/Inpho.

The BBC dedicated six channels to their coverage of the Commonwealth Games. For a conglomerate of minority sports, it got quite a showing.A corner of (...)

Members of the public await the arrival of Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh outside the Crumlin Rd prison in Belfast, on the secon day of their visit to Northern Ireland. Photograph: PA 1:28

Peter Robinson and Martin McGuinness, former guest of her majesty Queen Elizabeth in Crumlin Road jail, turned tables on the British monarch this morn(...)

The new commander of the International Space Station, Col Douglas Wheelock, included a photograph of Ireland by night which he had previously taken from the window of the ISS.

The former commander of the International Space Station (ISS), Chris Hadfield, set the bar high for his successors when it came to taking an in(...)

Luka Bloom: Head & Heart
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  • March 14, 2014, 00:00

Luka Bloom is mining the space between the notes with increasing precision. In Head & Heart he continues the exploration, in intriguing compan(...)

Actor Brendan Gleeson signs autographs at the ‘Calvary’ premiere during 64th Berlinale International Film Festival earlier this month. Photograph: Getty

John Butler’s comedy The Stag and John Michael McDonagh’s state-of-the-nation piece Calvary have topped the charts in the nominations for the upcom(...)

Chris Hadfield, former Commander of the International Space Station photographed in Dublin Airport last month. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Former International Space Station (ISS) commander Commander Chris Hadfield has agreed to become a tourism ambassador for Ireland. Cmdr Hadfield, who (...)

A still  taken from a YouTube video of Commander Chris Hadfield performing a cover version of David Bowie’s Space Oddity. Photograph: Commander Chris Hadfield/YouTube

Former International Space Station Commander Chris Hadfield captured the attention of the world with his use of social media. He was in Ireland ove(...)

Cmdr Chris Hadfield signing copies of his book in Easons today. Photograph: Ronan McGreevy

Former International Space Station (ISS) commander Chris Hadfield has thanked an anonymous individual who bought books for people waiting in line to s(...)